The airline industry, the most badly affected sector in the pandemic, is slowly resuming its flights as many areas in the country moved to general community quarantine (GCQ) phase.

Philippines Airlines (PAL), AirAsia, and Cebu Pacific are resuming flights for non-leisure travels, providing the means for many stranded Filipinos to go back to their home provinces to reunite with their family.

Air Asia resumed domestic flights on June 5

Since June 5, AirAsia has gradually resumed its flights in the Philippines and the flights are initially for key domestic routes, but will gradually increase to include international destinations by July.

Manila to Cagayan de Oro, Manila to Cebu, Clark to Cebu, and Clark to Cagayan de Oro flights have resumed.

Manila to Puerto Princesa and Clark to Puerto Princesa will resume on June 11.

Flights from Cebu to Davao will start on June 11, Thursday only. Manila to Davao flights will start on June 12, Fridays only. While flights to Clark to Davao will resume on June 13, Saturdays only.

Select flights are open for booking via the airasia.com website and its mobile app. Guests may use their credit accounts to redeem these flights.

Air Asia’s operations for domestic flights will also be temporarily moved to Terminal 3 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport from its previous location at Terminal 4. 

Cebu Pacific, meanwhile, has already resumed its flights, which include the following routes: Manila-Naga-Manila, Manila-Cebu-Manila, and Manila-Cagayan de Oro-Manila.

Cebu Pacific and Cebgo plan to mount the following domestic flights to 20 destinations, from June 8 to 30, 2020:

Starting June 8: Manila-Dipolog-Manila, Manila-Pagadian-Manila, and Manila-Zamboanga-Manila.

Starting June 9: Manila-Masbate-Manila.

Starting June 10: Manila-Tablas-Manila, Manila-Davao-Manila, and Cebu-Clark-Cebu.

Starting June 16: Manila-Bacolod-Manila, Manila-Cotabato-Manila, Manila-Dumaguete-Manila, Manila-Iloilo-Manila, Manila- Boracay (Caticlan)-Manila, Manila-Roxas-Manila, Manila-Tacloban-Manila, Manila-Bohol-Manila, Manila-Coron (Busuanga)-Manila, and Cebu-Davao-Cebu.

Flight details, as well as bookings are through its website, www.cebupacificair.com. For added flexibility, new bookings include CEB Flexi for free, which allows passengers to rebook their flights up to two times, giving peace of mind and ease to move travel dates. Meanwhile, for passengers with existing bookings, they may rebook to any of the above-mentioned flights through the “Manage Booking” page on the website, http://bit.ly/CEBmanageflight.

The country’s flag carrier Philippine Airlines also resumed its scheduled flights on selected international and domestic routes.

Here are PAL’s domestic route schedule from June 10 to June 30:

June 11:
MANILA – TACLOBAN – MANILA, every Thu/ Fri/ Sun; daily, effective June 15; and every Mon/Wed/Fri effective June 22.

MANILA – CEBU – MANILA (daily), MANILA – DAVAO – MANILA (every Monday), and MANILA – CAGAYAN DE ORO – MANILA (daily).

June 13:
MANILA – LAOAG – MANILA
(to help carry locally stranded individuals, and to connect with PAL’s flights to and from Honolulu as an air bridge for those flying home; in support of the initiatives of the provincial government of Ilocos Norte)
Every Tue/ Sat (effective June 15)
Every Wed/ Sun (effective June 14)

MANILA – PAGADIAN – MANILA (every Tue / Thu / Sat / Sun)

MANILA – ZAMBOANGA – MANILA (every Monday)

Note from PAL: Due to revised LGU regulations, we have to operate one flight per week instead of daily. We request passengers who are originally booked on other days of the week to rebook on our Monday PR2997/2998 flights.

June 14
MANILA – DUMAGUETE – MANILA (daily)

June 16:
MANILA – BACOLOD – MANILA (daily), MANILA – ILOILO – MANILA (daily), MANILA – KALIBO – MANILA
(every Tue/ Thu/ Sat), MANILA – CATICLAN (BORACAY) – MANILA (every Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sun, MANILA – ROXAS – MANILA, (every Tue/ Thu/ Sat), and CEBU – DAVAO – CEBU (every Tuesday).

June 15:
MANILA – BASCO – MANILA (Mon/ Wed / Fri /Sun), MANILA – LEGAZPI – MANILA (every Tue/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun)
MANILA – COTABATO – MANILA, June 12 and 14 (every Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun; every Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun effective June 22.

CEBU – CAGAYAN DE ORO – CEBU, every Mon/Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun

CEBU – ILOILO – CEBU, every Wed/ Fri/ Sun, CEBU – LEGAZPI – CEBU, every Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sun, CEBU – TACLOBAN – CEBU, every Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun

June 16:
CEBU – BACOLOD – CEBU, every Mon/ Tue/Thu/ Fri/ Sat

June 17:
CEBU – ZAMBOANGA – CEBU, every Wed

ZAMBOANGA – TAWI-TAWI – ZAMBOANGA every Wed

June 22:
MANILA – DIPOLOG – MANILA, every Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun; MANILA – GENERAL SANTOS – MANILA
every Mon/ Thu

CLARK – DAVAO – CLARK, every Friday

CEBU – DIPOLOG – CEBU, every Mon/ Wed/ Fri/ Sun

PAL’s International Flight schedule from June 10 to 14:

MANILA – LOS ANGELES – MANILA
June 11 and 12
Every Wed / Thu/ Sat/ Sun (effective June 17)

MANILA – SAN FRANCISCO – MANILA
June 12 and 14

MANILA – HONOLULU – MANILA
June 13

MANILA – GUAM
June 12

GUAM – MANILA
June 13

MANILA – VANCOUVER – MANILA
June 14

MANILA – TORONTO – MANILA
June 14

MANILA – SYDNEY
June 11 and 26

SYDNEY – MANILA
June 12 and 27

MANILA – SINGAPORE – MANILA
June 12 and 14

MANILA – JAKARTA
June 13

JAKARTA – MANILA
June 14

MANILA – KUALA LUMPUR – MANILA
June 14

PAL’s International flight schedule from June 15 to 30:

MANILA – SYDNEY
June 26

SYDNEY – MANILA
June 27

MANILA – LONDON
June 25

LONDON – MANILA
June 26